PetroCanada Tech Tip – Compressor Lubrication

PetroCanada Tech Tip – Compressor Lubrication TECH TIP   Compressor Lubrication & Updates to the Petro-Canada Lubricants Product Offering   Customers in a variety of industries utilize different types of compressors manufactured for a variety of purposes. Compressors can also serve as blowers and vacuum pumps.   The Lubricant requirements vary based on the compressor type, […]

TECH FACTS – Coolant Glossary

Coolant Glossary Antifreeze: A mixture of glycol and water (typically 50:50) with a corrosion inhibitor package. An appropriate mixture balances the need for maximum heat transfer with appropriate freeze protection cold environments. Azole: These chemicals provide copper and brass protection. The two most common are MBT (Mercaptobenzothiazole) and TTZ (Tolyltriazole). Borate: a very soluble pH buffer used in […]

COOLING SYSTEM TECH FACTS – Maintenance Coach

Why Maintain Your Coolant – Maintenance Coach Using and maintaining a properly formulated coolant is one of the most important aspects of engine maintenance. 30% of engine breakdowns are a direct result of improper coolant maintenance. Don’t believe it? Check out this graphic representation and see if you have any of these problems. The intent […]

Mechanisms of Wear and Basic Characteristics

TECH TIP – Basic Characteristics and Mechanisms of Wear   Definition of Mechanisms of Wear. Wear is the continuous damage process of surfaces, which are usually in contact and typically in movement. It is the inevitable result of friction. The failure of a mechanical component occurs in three ways: wear, fatigue and corrosion. Among them, wear […]

COOLING SYSTEM TECH FACTS – Coolant

Coolant Coolant in its most basic form is a fluid that transfers waste heat away from an internal combustion engine. Without the proper flow of coolant, critical engine parts may degrade, deform, or even crack and fail. The cheapest and most effective coolant is usually water but it has some major shortcomings. It is corrosive […]

COOLING SYSTEM TECH FACTS – Diesel Engines

Poorly Treated Indications for Diesel Engines What happens if a diesel engines cooling system is NOT treated properly with chemicals? Corrosion of the steel and cast iron surfaces Hard water scale buildup on the cold side of the liner, creating an insulating effect and leading to hot spots Fouling of the heater core with silica […]

COOLING SYSTEM TECH FACTS – Fill-For-Life

Preventing Cooling System Problems Preventing Cooling System Problems with the Penray Fill-For-Life Program Industry experts estimate that about 40% of engine downtime is caused by cooling system problems. Understanding the common problems and implementing proven preventative maintenance practices allows fleet managers to significantly reduce their operating costs. Cooling system engineers have specific terms that they […]

COOLING SYSTEM TECH FACTS – Coolant Charts

Coolant Charts Penray recommends that all cooling system tests be performed using Penray’s Universal 3-Way Test Strips. Penray also recommends using Fleetcharge® or DDC PowerCool® Antifreeze for conventional coolant. *For your convenience, Penray carries refractometers (part # AR-102) and pre-printed adjustment charts. Always refer to the maintenance manual for the vehicle before making any changes […]